This area under discussion is very interesting, in the governing of the church. Whether it is “Nepotism” or “Cronyism” this principality ultimately leads to some sort of favoritism practice in the church of God.
Santo Paulo in bible do express that we lend our assistance first to the household of faith.(Gal 6:10) Also Paul in his letter to Timothy do advice that he should also need to manage his own household before render service to God’s household.(1 Tim 3:5) A simple contextual theology if you cannot support a small God’s family within your existing household, how then Timothy is going to manage the community of God’s household. Apart from that Jesus Christ in the Gospel sternly express in the second commandment of God that we should seriously loves our neighbor as ourselves.(Matt 22:39) Consequently, carry out his exemplary leadership quality and illustration of a “Good Shepherd” within the God’s Kingdom. (John 10:11) So in that understanding of that state of God’s affairs what is actually mean “continuously favor of God?”
I have too shared numerous occasions on the favor of God in this blog and would like to shift your mind off to the spiritual mind, the mind of Christ. (Rom 7:25, Rom 15:6, 1 Cor 1:10, 1 Cor 2:16) Why not let us shift our contemplation and feeling into the psychic and thinking of our God how He defined favors in His very own eyes.
The favoritism of God is about His very own people in our believing faith, reliance and practice of righteousness with our soul. He definitely cronies all His promises and certainty that he has covenant in us. A truth that He loves us, a reality that we are his “peculiar people”, a fact that He liberated us from the clutches of adversary of past from the Pharaoh’s hand and delivered us in wilderness and into the promise land.
The very fact that through our own defiance and lack of knowledge to God existence, God still continue to forgive us and places his abundance grace and mercy throughout the century in watching over us.
It is in the New Testament when teenage years Jesus taught us that in definite fact we are fellow brothers and sisters in the Kingdom of God that has come. Jesus goes beyond the law and profess that we are all neighbor to each other in our perception, therefore not only as a neighbor but interrelated in one-another by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore it does grief me that the condition that some “fellow Christian leaders” does not understand this leverage of God’s laws and began preaching into the division and slice up the Kingdom of God which supposal to be unified into the Spirit of God.
Indeed God does cronies us as His own people and nepotisms us through the embracing of the Spiritual essence in God’s spirit we are endeavor into an immense family of God. Jesus concluded, “Who is my mother, and who are my brethren? (Matt 12:48, Mark 3:33)
Not many people understand the favoritism, cronyism and nepotism of God and only rationalize it through the order of existence passing world. Never realize that it is a preparation of “living conviction” in us to worship to a highest calling of God in the “gathering of the saints” in future congregation of God in judgment.
Beware of only letting your own wife, relative, sibling, uncle and auntie, nephew and niece and relative to only serve God and his wonderful awesome glory in the “House of the Father”. While neglecting the others “spiritual relations” such as our spiritual father, mother, brother and sister to give their effort and time to serve in the God’s congregation and array in glorifying Him through worship and praise.
Remember the “worldly nepotism” is much harder in judgment of God rather than “spiritual nepotism” in the praise order of God’s commandment.
We are God’s people all have His favor and membership into the Kingdom of God in all area of five folds ministry.